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Dr. Issam Boukhoubza, Environmental Conservation, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at University sidi mohamed ben abdellah, Morocco


Dr. Issam Boukhoubza is a researcher specializing in materials science for energy and environment. He holds a Doctorate degree in Materials Science from the University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in Morocco, where his research focused on nanocomposites based on ZnO nanostructures and graphene derivatives, with a particular emphasis on improving their optoelectronic performances. With a Master’s degree in Physics of New Materials and Renewable Energies, Dr. Boukhoubza has a strong foundation in the synthesis and characterization of advanced materials. His research interests include the investigation of crystal structures, electronic properties, and optoelectronic behaviors of nanomaterials. Dr. Boukhoubza has contributed to several publications in reputable journals, showcasing his expertise in experimental and computational techniques for materials characterization.

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Dr. Issam Boukhoubza has amassed a wealth of professional experience in the field of materials science and research, contributing significantly to various projects and endeavors. His notable roles include:

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Functional Nanostructures, National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), Bucharest, Romania (Feb 2023 – Sep 2023):

  • Engaged in the development of metal-oxide-metal nanowires for sensor development using electrochemical, thermal, or plasma techniques.
  • Conducted research on the utilization of monolayer graphene for sensor and biosensor devices.

Eugen Ionescu Postdoctoral Program Fellow at the National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), Bucharest, Romania (Sep 2022 – Dec 2022):

  • Investigated the synthesis of ZnO nanowires/CVD-graphene nanohybrids for sensor and biosensor applications.
  • Explored the electrodeposition process of metal oxide nanowires and received training in materials characterization techniques.

Eugen Ionescu Doctoral Program Fellow at the National Institute of Materials Physics (NIMP), Bucharest, Romania (Sep 2020 – Dec 2020):

  • Conducted research on the preparation of graphene/Cu using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and synthesis of ZnO nanostructures/graphene/Cu thin films for sensor applications.
  • Worked on the preparation of rare earth (Er, Yb) doped ZnO nanostructures using the hydrothermal method.

Erasmus+ Mobility Project Fellow at the University Alexandru Ioan Cuza of Iași (UAIC), Department of Physics, Iasi, Romania (Feb 2018 – Jun 2019):

  • Conducted research on the preparation and characterization of nanocomposites based on graphene derivatives using various synthesis methods.

Dr. Boukhoubza’s research experiences have equipped him with a diverse skill set and a deep understanding of materials science, enabling him to contribute significantly to the advancement of scientific knowledge in his field.

Research Interest:

Nanomaterials Synthesis: Investigating novel methods for the synthesis of nanomaterials, including metal oxides, graphene derivatives, and hybrid nanostructures, with a focus on enhancing their optoelectronic and sensor properties.

Optoelectronic Devices: Exploring the application of nanomaterials in the development of optoelectronic devices, such as sensors and biosensors, for various industrial and environmental monitoring purposes.

Renewable Energy: Studying the use of nanomaterials in renewable energy technologies, including photovoltaics, energy storage devices, and catalysis, to improve energy conversion efficiency and sustainability.

Materials Characterization: Utilizing advanced characterization techniques, such as X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence, to analyze the structural and optical properties of nanomaterials.

Sensor Development: Designing and fabricating sensors based on nanomaterials for the detection and monitoring of environmental pollutants, gases, and biomolecules, aiming for high sensitivity, selectivity, and reliability.

Publication Top Noted:

Investigation of the crystal structure, electronic and optical properties of Cr-doped BaTiO3 on the Ti site using first principles calculations

  • Authors: D Issam, M Achehboune, I Boukhoubza, R Hatel, Z El Adnani, A Rezzouk
  • Journal: Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
  • Volume: 175
  • Page: 111209
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 12

Improved first-principles electronic band structure for cubic (Pm 3¯ m) and tetragonal (P4mm, P4/mmm) phases of BaTiO3 using the Hubbard U correction

  • Authors: I Derkaoui, M Achehboune, I Boukhoubza, Z El Adnani, A Rezzouk
  • Journal: Computational Materials Science
  • Volume: 217
  • Page: 111913
  • Year: 2023
  • Citations: 11

Holmium (Ho)-coated ZnO nanorods: an investigation of optoelectronic properties

  • Authors: M Achehboune, M Khenfouch, I Boukhoubza, BM Mothudi, I Zorkani, …
  • Journal: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
  • Volume: 31
  • Page: 4595-4604
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 9

Electrochemical deposition of ZnO nanowires on CVD-Graphene/Copper substrates

  • Authors: I Boukhoubza, E Matei, A Jorio, M Enculescu, I Enculescu
  • Journal: Nanomaterials
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 16
  • Page: 2858
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 7

Microwave assisted growth of highly oriented vanadium oxides nanostructures: structural, vibrational and electrical properties

  • Authors: I Derkaoui, M Khenfouch, I Boukhoubza, M Achehboune, R Hatel, …
  • Journal: Applied Physics A
  • Volume: 127
  • Pages: 1-16
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 5



Issam Boukhoubza | Environmental Conservation | Best Researcher Award

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